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Poor unwanted thing.

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by freestoke, Dec 3, 2010.

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  1. freestoke

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    This looks so much like a Mincer's Special, not a Tracey Mincer, but one of the seconds sold at Mincer's Pipe Shop in Charlottesville, back in 1961. I had a couple, but the more I think about it, the less I think the Specials had anything written on them at all except "Imported Briar". I think they were Comoy's or Sasieni seconds, but I'm not sure. They were sold in a big basket by the cash register, just a jumble of shapes and sizes. Seems I had a billiard and an apple, but can't really say. This looks just like those pipes. I saw it on ebay, with just a few minutes left and nobody wanted it! Looked pretty decent, so I sprung for $12 including shipping. I mean -- how bad can it be? I can make believe I have one of my Mincer's Specials back!

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  2. AndyLowry

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    That is not, by any means, an ugly pipe. Good deal!
     
  3. freestoke

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    I thought it looked pretty nice too! :thumb: Looks like it would smoke pretty good, actually. All it says on it, BTW, is "Imported Briar". Now THAT'S a real second! :eek:hyeah: Like I said, the Mincer's were second line something good. Could easily be a Comoy's reject.
     
  4. AndyLowry

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    Mincer himself couldn't have had anything to do with it, as it obviously hasn't been gnawed by crazed weasels.
     
  5. freestoke

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    Like I said, Mincer wasn't the maker. Mr. Mincer owned Mincer's Pipe Shop, now defunct, in Charlottesville, Va., and didn't make pipes, he only sold them -- and nice ones, too! They were simply cheap seconds for sale at the cash register, but pretty nice pipes.
     
  6. AndyLowry

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    I understood that, but I couldn't pass up an opportunity for a cheap joke. It's genetic. :flowers:
     
  7. freestoke

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    Ah. Of course. :eek:hyeah:
     
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